Kids Summer 2019

Youth Summer 2019!

There are too many great summer youth experiences coming this summer... You won't want to miss! Read below to learn what's going on.

At Normandale we believe that all opportunites should be available to all youth. Scholarships are available to help with activity costs, if needed. Please contact Maggie Jones for more details at 952.977.9369 /

Interested in summer activities for children in preschool and elementary schoolClick here >

NLC Summer Club

Mondays, June 17 - August 19* | 3:00-5:00 PM 

NLC Summer Clubs
Calling all kids and youth completing 4th - 12th grade, join us at NLC Summer Clubs on Monday afternoons! Watch for specific locations for each Monday Club from Maggie & Kari. No registration needed, just show up and join the fun!
Weekly Schedule:

Jun 17 | Sports & Swim Club @ Shady Oak Beach
Jun 24 | Hike & Hammock Club @ Bredeson Park
Jul 8 | Sports & Swim Club @ Shady Oak Beach
Jul 15 | Hike & Hammock Club @ Richardson Nature Center
Jul 22 | Ice Cream & Board Games Club @ YoYo's in Minnetonka
Jul 29 | Sports & Swim Club @ Shady Oak Beach
Aug 12 | Hike & Hammock Club @ Wood Lake Nature Center
Aug 19 | Ice Cream & Board Games Club @ Sebastian Joe's in Linden Hills

Summer Wednesday Night Worship

Wednesdays, June 12 - August 21  |  6:30 pm  |  West Parking Lot

It’s relaxed worship with activities for all ages following worship! Bring your whole family!

Summer Worship 2018

Come for worship; stay for the after party!
There'll be games, songs, s’mores, & more.

All are welcome. Come as you are.

Be a Youth Volunteer for VBS!

June 24-27 | 9:00am - 12:00noon

Youth volunteers are appreciated and needed for a successful VBS! 

Roar! VBS 2019

Lead a crew, run a game, help make crafts, and more!
Questions? Contact Kari Warnke, Director of Children & Family Ministry at or 952.977.9350.

Register by clicking the button below!


Summer Stretch After Dark

July 16-18  |  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm*

Let Your Light Glow! Join us for a NEW three-day NIGHT CAMP for older youth finishing grades 7-9! Youth will meet at church for outdoor worship, a service project helping the community, dinner, and then will head out for a mystery evening activity! A Twins game? Glow-in-the-Dark night games? An outdoor movie? An amusement part at night? You'll have to join us to find out! Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at 952.977.9369 /

Summer Stretch After Dark 2019
Who: Youth who have completed 7th, 8th, or 9th grade
What: 3 nights of worship, service & adventure!
When: July 16-18 | 4:00 - 9:00 pm*
*Dinner included; ending time depends on activity.

Wilderness Canoe Base & the Boundary Waters

July 22-29

NLC Youth and Youth Alumni (those who have participated in HSHO in the last four years) will be returning to Wilderness Canoe base for another week of adventure in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area this summer! Our 19-22 year old group will be attending during the same week as our high school trip but doing separate activities and will go out on trail separately. This trip offers an unmatched experience in one of the most unique wilderness areas in the entire world and a treasure of Minnesota. It will feature two nights and days spent in service and fun in and around Wilderness Canoe Base followed by four days and nights camping and canoeing in the BWCA and one last night back at WCB. 

Wilderness Canoe Base

Who:    All students completing 9th-12th grade AND NLC Youth alumni ages 19-22
When:  July 22-29
Where: Wilderness Canoe Base & Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Registration is now closed.

Camp Vermilion: All-Normandale Youth Camp

August 4-9 | Camp Vermilion, Cook, MN


NLC kids and youth graduating from grades 3-12! We are going back to Camp Vermilion in Cook, Minnesota for a one-of-a-kind, specially tailored week of camp in God’s Great Northwoods just for Normandale kids, youth and friends!

Camp Vermilion is a beautiful camp on Lake Vermilion four hours north of the Cities. It will be a week of a lifetime: canoeing, learning camping skills, cooking over a fire, teamwork, deepening friendships and making new NLC friends, being silly, laughing, and learning what it means to live and love as God’s people in the world.

Camp Vermilion (of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry) carefully selects their staff in order to provide the best experience possible for each camper, including yummy meals for hungry campers. Everything VLM does is to help kids see it truly is great to be alive in God's Great Northwoods!

We’ll offer camp programs for:

Camp Vermilion 2019Seekers: Completed gr 3 & 4
Trekkers: Completed gr 5 & 6
Explorers: Completed gr 7&8
Junior Counselors*: Completed grades 9-12
*Applications and a counselor training session are prerequisites for being a Jr. Counselor.

Camp Vermilion Campers 2018Who: All students completing 3rd - 12th grade
When: Aug 4-9
Where: Camp Vermilion,
Cook, MN
Transportation: Bus